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Thursday, February 09, 2006

President Discusses Progress in War on Terror to National Guard

President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on the global war on terror Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 to an audience at the National Guard Memorial Building in Washington. (Courtesy of the White House)
White House photo by Paul Morse

“... Since September the 11th, the United States and our coalition partners have disrupted a number of serious al Qaeda terrorist plots -- including plots to attack targets inside the United States. Let me give you an example. In the weeks after September the 11th, while Americans were still recovering from an unprecedented strike on our homeland, al Qaeda was already busy planning its next attack. We now know that in October 2001, Khalid Shaykh Muhammad -- the mastermind of the September the 11th attacks -- had already set in motion a plan to have terrorist operatives hijack an airplane using shoe bombs to breach the cockpit door, and fly the plane into the tallest building on the West Coast. We believe the intended target was Liberty [sic] Tower in Los Angeles, California....”
George W. Bush
February 9, 2006
Read more of the President’s remarks HERE.

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